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IBM System 360
« on: April 07, 2016, 07:33:59 PM »
On April 7, 1964, IBM launched their System/360 mainframe computer system, which pretty much kicked off the information technology industry as we know it. Gene Amdahl's brainchild had 8 million characters of core storage, up to 1 billion characters of random access memory, could be rented for $2,700/month (basic configuration) or $115,000/month (totally tricked-out multisystem configuration), or could be purchased outright for $133,000 (basic configuration) or $5,500,000 (tricked-out).

Here is the launch video: https://youtube.com/v/posm29b-02U&rel=0
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Re: IBM System 360
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 09:01:12 PM »
I used one briefly in the early 1970s.